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    Facing Disability - New Spinal Cord Injury Family Resource

    I’d like to introduce you all to, a new resource for families suddenly facing spinal cord injuries, founded by the Hill Foundation of Chicago. It was created to connect families dealing with SCI with others like them, a place to share ideas and advice. also has more than 1,000 videos drawn from interviews of people with spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers and experts on life after SCI.

    It’s a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort to collect life experiences surrounding spinal cord injuries and bring them to the world. It is the only place on the web where you can see and hear the most important answers to the questions everybody asks. Here are some examples of the answers you may be looking for…

    If you are curious to see someone like you answering questions such as “What was your greatest fear at first?” or “How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?” vistit to hear common questions on life after SCI.

    If you want to learn more about SCI, watch Dr. David Chen’s (Spinal Cord Injury Medical Director, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) in his interview called "Spinal Cord Injury 101."

    If you are a parent looking for pediatric spinal cord injury information, see excerpts from Dr. Lawrence Vogel’s (Spinal Cord Injury Program Director, Shriners Children’s Hospital - Chicago) discussing the ins and outs of Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury.

    If you are trying to find advice on sex and intimacy after a spinal cord injury, ask questions in our forums.

    I hope that you all will visit and spread the word. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at

    What is a spinal cord injury?

    FacingDisability just posted a new blog article on the basics of spinal cord injuries. Please leave a comment, or follow FacingDisability @FDisability.



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        Is accepting a SCI necessary?

        A FacingDisability forum visitor posted a very interesting question on acceptance, which got us thinking...

        "This may seem to be a curt reply but I do not mean it that way. Here goes; Why is it that you feel compelled to "accept" your condition? Do you believe this acceptance is intrinsically necessary in order to live the fullest life possible?"

        What are your thoughts? Please share below or on the FacingDisability Forum.
        Last edited by AnnieH; 14 Nov 2011, 11:33 AM.


          "Facing Disability" is a long ongoing process for each person...
          C4/5 incomplete, 17 years since injury

          "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda

          "We live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom: our body." - Marcel Proust